Follow-up exam on Titans' QB Jake Locker reveals no major damage

Oct. 1, 2013 at 7:50 PM

NASHVILLE, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Tennessee Titans starting quarterback Jake Locker has a sprained hip with no major damage to the joint, the team confirmed Tuesday.

The statement issued by the Titans indicated a second magnetic resonance imaging exam revealed Locker will likely miss only a few weeks.

"We received reassuring reports from the second MRI today and they confirmed that there was no major damage to Jake Locker's hip joint -- it is classified as a sprained hip," the team said.

"The area will need time to heal and strengthen, but he won't require surgery and he has already begun a rehab routine for both his hip and knee. We certainly would expect him to miss a few weeks, but we are encouraged by the news today."

Locker was injured after being hit by New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson in Sunday's victory, which lifted Tennessee to a 3-1 record.

Ryan Fitzpatrick will take over behind center.

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